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NIT for candidates for national leadership
Unfortunately, the closest category this invention can be
classified under is "Conversation under Culture."
Be that as it may, considering the importance of a national
leader to its people, and the destructiveness of a idiot
what is needed is a national intelligence test 'NIT' to
all aspiring national candidates for national leadership.
While this invention does not contemplate the necessity of
having an absolute minimum score, it does contemplate the
requirement that every political advertisement publish the
results of the political candidate's NIT.
||This has been in place for the U.S. presidency for at least 50 of your Earth years; a physical test (being able to walk and chew gum at the same time)*, and a mental test (being able to tell the same lie convincingly twice in succession within 24 hrs)**.
||**Failed by Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, George Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, and ... well, pretty much all of them, actually.